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broken legs

Post by villkorkarma » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:41 pm

is it common that one breaks something (or injure) in body before enligthenment?
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Re: broken legs

Post by Chi » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:10 pm

I don't recall reading anything in which somebody talks about injury as necessary to enlightenment...

Pain might be an important step, but injury I think not.
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Re: broken legs

Post by DNS » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:33 pm

If you mean can an arahant still get an injury (after enlightenment), then the answer is yes. A boulder injured the Buddha (from Devadatta). Moggallana was murdered due to the ripening of some past kamma even though he was an arahant and one of the chief disciples of the Buddha.

But it is best not to speculate on the results or workings of kamma.

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Re: broken legs

Post by villkorkarma » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:57 pm

okay, i read somewhere that for some it is little pain all the way for others none pain but in the end pain.
the pain is equally much for both i thinking..
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Re: broken legs

Post by villkorkarma » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:24 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:If you mean can an arahant still get an injury (after enlightenment), then the answer is yes. A boulder injured the Buddha (from Devadatta). Moggallana was murdered due to the ripening of some past kamma even though he was an arahant and one of the chief disciples of the Buddha.

But it is best not to speculate on the results or workings of kamma.
So Buddha was feeling that he was murdered too but in another way?
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